Software Development, Business Intelligence & Learning Technology - Latest Posts


How to get started with Power BI in your organisation - 5 recent lessons

By Mike • In Business Intelligence & Analytics

We’ve done a couple of Power BI projects recently and have some insights about implementation that are worth sharing. Both client organisations are in the education and training world but the lessons could apply to organisations in other sectors.

Continue Reading

STEM Learning - Data Warehouse and Microsoft Power BI Reporting Solution

By Mike • In Business Intelligence & Analytics

STEM Learning in York is a leading provider of training and other support to teachers in the UK. They deliver high quality continuing professional development courses to STEM teachers - training that empowers teachers to improve the outcomes of young people studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They also provide free online resources for teachers and they manage the STEM Ambassadors programme - a national network of experienced volunteers from industry who go into schools to work directly with young people.

Continue Reading

Power BI - Dashboards vs. Reports

By Mike • In Business Intelligence & Analytics

Dashboards and reports both appear in the Power BI online service. At first glance they seem to be very similar and anyone coming to the Power BI service for the first time from the Power BI Desktop application will wonder why we need dashboards when we've already got interactive reports that seem to do almost the same job. The are some important differences though and dashboards will make a lot more sense when you think about how they might be used.

Continue Reading

SIR Data Insights - Getting Ready for the 2016/17 Workforce Data Upload

By Mike • In Software Development

SIR Data Insights - the national FE sector workforce data service - is ready for the 2016/17 SIR25 upload window. All FE colleges in England are encouraged to submit workforce data - the staff individualised record - to the online service when the upload window opens at the start of July. Independent training providers, charities and adult and community learning organisations are also encouraged to make a submission.

Continue Reading

Improving Performance in Higher Education with Microsoft Power BI

By Mike • In Business Intelligence & Analytics

Many organisations would make smarter decisions if they could make better use of data they hold in different management information systems . They struggle because much of their data is hard to access, hard to join up with data from other systems and even harder to share across the organisation before it becomes out of date.

Universities are no different - data they hold about course enquiries, enrolments and student performance is often seriously underutilized. Opportunities to use data to boost enrolments, improve student retention rates and raise teaching quality are missed because it’s technically difficult (and time consuming) to extract data, analyse it and then present insights in ways that make sense to busy colleagues.

Continue Reading

Why you should develop a bespoke learning management system to deliver compliance training to multiple clients

By Mike • In Software Development

From time to time we get asked to develop a bespoke learning management system for a training provider that wants to use e-learning to deliver compliance type training to multiple client organisations. Most of those training providers are already using an established off the shelf system - either Moodle or a commercial Software as a Service (SaaS) solution.

Continue Reading

Power BI - DAX Functions - CALCULATE and ALL

By Mike • In Business Intelligence & Analytics

This example shows you how to CALCULATE and ALL in Power BI to create a simple measure that returns the start date for each unique run or instance of a course.

We have a client that provides careers support and training to teachers. One of the things they've asked us to do is build Power BI reports on top of data from their course booking system. They want to know more about the popularity of their courses across different types of organisations and different groups of teachers.

Continue Reading

Contact Us

SkillsLogic Ltd,
Cooper Buildings,
Sheffield Science Park,
Arundel Street,
Sheffield,
S1 2NS

0114 383 00 93
info@skillslogic.com

SkillsLogic is a software development company

Follow us on Twitter: